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Lei Long Forces Two Folds

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Lei Long
Lei Long

On a flop of {5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{a-Hearts}, a small blind player made a standard raise, while the under-the-gun player called. Lei Long wanted the pot as he re-raised all-in to 30,050 in chips.

The player in the small blind tanked for a while and eventually had the clock called on him. Finally, time ran out, forcing him to fold.

Next, it was the under-the-gun player who thought hard if he should play his cards. After a long while, the clock was called on him as well, constraining him to also fold, giving Lei Long the pot.

Tags: Lei Long

Alan's Stack Takes a Slight Dip

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Alan Escano
Alan Escano

Pre-flop, Alan Escano made a raise to 1,350 from the cut-off and Matthew Chan from the big blind decided to make it 4,000 total. Alan made the call and the two saw a flop of {9-Spades}{q-Hearts}{3-Spades}.

With three cards already out, Matthew bet out 5,000 more into the pot. Alan thought about it for a while and decided to fold.

He is now at about 59,000.

Tags: Alan EscanoMatthew Chan

Chuck's Ladies Take it Down

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Charles Choi
Charles Choi

Over on one of the far tables, Charles "Chuck" Choi got a much-needed double-up off one of the chip leaders.

On a board of {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Spades}, Claude Diel bet out 8,500 and Chuck responded by going all-in for his last 14,000. It was a quick call by Claude and the cards were tabled:

Claude: {j-}{10-}
Chuck: {q-}{q-}

Chuck had hit the set on the flop but would need to dodge a nine or ace to stay alive. The turn {7-Spades} blanked out and river {k-Spades} cemented the win for Chuck, giving him a double to about 30,000.

Tags: Charles ChoiClaude Diel

Level:
9
Blinds:
300/600
Ante:
75

Boat on the Flop

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Thomas Floan
Thomas Floan

Thomas Floan has more than doubled up his stack after getting the best of a three-way all-in.

Pre-flop, Thomas got it all-in with {j-}{j-} and was ahead against the {7-}{7-} and {a-}{q-} of two other players.

It was pretty much all over on the flop as it came {10-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for the quick full house.

The turn and river blanked out, sending the player with pocket sevens to the rail while cutting deep into the chips of the deeper-stacked opponent.

Tags: Thomas Floan

Eddie Runs Into Three Kings

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Eddie Santos
Eddie Santos

Another member of the Filipino contingent, Eddie Santos, has just busted out of the tournament.

On a flop of {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{k-Clubs}, Eddie went over the top of Bryan Huang's bet by going all-in with {a-}{9-} for the two-pair. Unfortunately for him, Bryan snap-called to show a dominating {k-}{k-} for the set!

Eddie would need an ace to keep him alive but nothing came as the turn and river blanked with the {6-Spades} and {2-Spades}, respectively.

Bryan is now at about 30,000 while Eddie is now out of Day 2.

Tags: Eddie Santos

Wally Sombero Doubles Up

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Wally Sombero
Wally Sombero

Wally Sombero, widely considered as the "Godfather of Philippine Poker", has just gotten back into contention after doubling up his short stack.

Pre-flop, a raise and re-raise sequence ended up with Wally shoving all-in and a lone opponent making the call.

Wally: {9-}{9-}
Opponent: {a-}{k-}

Wally was ahead with the pocket pair and put a stranglehold on the hand as the flop came {j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades} to give him a set.

It was all over by the turn as the {j-Hearts} landed, improving him to a full house.

The meaningless river {2-Clubs} was dealt and Wally raked in the chips to double to about 33,000.

Tags: Wally Sombero

Bad River Takes Out a Player

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Lee Myungchan
Lee Myungchan

Pre-flop, Jojo Tech made a standard raise and a second player responded by re-raising. Action went over to Lee Myungchan, who made the call, while Jojo decided to get out of the way.

Flop: {6-}{10-}{9-}

After the first three cards came out, he bigger stacked Lee went all-in and the other player snap-called, showing a superior {k-}{k-} against Lee's {10-}{8-}.

Lee still had plenty of outs, and hit on the river as the {8-} appeared, giving him two-pair and knocking the at-risk player out of the tournament.

We are down to 109.

Tags: Jojo TechLee Myungchan

Noel Forces a Fold

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Pre-flop, it looked like we were on our way to a big showdown after Noel Maturan made a raise to 2,500 from the low-jack and the player in the button re-raised to 7,000.

After thinking for a while, Noel made the call and the two saw a flop of {k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}.

Noel instantly shoved all-in for his last 8,900 and the button player, after considering his options, decided the better of it and mucked his hand.

Tags: Noel Maturan

Aces No Match for a Miracle

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The Miracle strikes early!
The Miracle strikes early!

It's just minutes into Day 2 and Melvin "The Miracle" Matibag has already lived up to his nickname.

After some raising pre-flop, it went over to Melvin who shoved his stack of more than 17,000 all-in. One of the Chinese players at his table snap-called and the cards were tabled:

Melvin: {5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

It looked like Melvin was on his way out the door as he was a long shot against pocket rockets.

However, things got interesting as the flop came {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, putting the entire table on the edge of their seats.

The turn of {2-Clubs} did not help, but the {3-Hearts} on the river sent Melvin jumping onto his chair and shouting, "It's a miracle!" to the entire room.

After doubling up, he is now at about 36,000.

Tags: Melvin Matibag